Hari & Sukhmani
One band, 2 individuals - singers, songwriters and producers. Hari + Sukhmani have been creating fresh and eclectic sound, fusing traditional punjabi folk music with ambient electronica embodying their powerful, singular and independent spirit. Inspired by famous Sufi poets like Bulleh Shah, Baba Farid, Kabir and Shah Hussain.
Hari ★ Sukhmani aim to make music that speaks to the soul, resonating with every generation. Sukhmani Malik a trained Hindustani classical vocalist and performer and Hari Singh a multifaceted producer, vocalist and audio engineer have been globetrotting as a band since 2009.
The band’s regular appearances on TV shows and Radio broadcasts have made them a popular act among diverse audiences. Appearing on BBC Radio UK, and shows such as Star World’s The Dewarists, Coke Studio @ MTV, Fox Traveller’s Sound Trek, Tehelka Music Project. Hari ★ Sukhmani have become an integral part of India’s indie music community. Their collaborations with artists such as Noori (Pakistan), Arshad Khan (Israj Player), Thu Le (Vietnam, Western guitarist), Trilok Gurtu (Percussionist), Fakhruddin Ghaffari (Iran, Percussionist) and Earthstage (Indian Jazz Band) have allowed their music to cut across various platforms, genres, audiences and even borders and be heard around the world.
The band’s motto is to leave behind cultural, religious, and racial divides. To transform the the community and the individual through happy soulful music.